How have our Illini players done this summer? Part 2

A couple days we saw how a few of our former Illini are doing this summer in the minor leagues.  Today, it’s time to take a look at the Illinois Draftee Class of 2015 and see how they are faring in their first year in the pros.    Tyler Jay Drafted 2015 Current organization: Minnesota […]

Coach Spencer Allen hired away by Wildcats

Big news on the coaching front this week.  Coach Spencer Allen after one year as assistant coach with Illinois, has accepted a head coach position at Big Ten rival  Northwestern.  It’s a big move up for Coach Allen.  All Illini fans I’ve talked to say they will miss him but think it is fantastic opportunity […]

NCAA Champaign Regional taking shape

On Monday, the regional pairings were announced for the NCAA Baseball Championship and Illinois received a #6 overall seed, their first ever in school history.  Among others, the teams were announced that are going to play in the Champaign Regional on May 29th-June 1st.  The Fighting Illini have brought up 2015 Baseball Tournament Central for […]

Loss to Michigan drops Illinois from B1G Tourney

David Kerian homered and drove in two runs in Illinois’ loss The Illini gave a great effort at the Big Ten Tournament in Minneapolis but their chance for a tourney championship came to an end at the hands of the Michigan Wolverines.  After a lights out performance on Friday night by John Kravetz shutting out […]

Streak ended but Illinois is back to business against the Spartans

Two hits and an rbi for Jason Goldstein in Round two at the Big Ten Tourney It finally happened.  It had been almost two months since Illinois had lost game but on Thursday night at the Big Ten Tournament, costly errors contributed to a 2-1 loss to the Maryland Terrapins.  The Terrapins got a gutsy […]

Congrats to the Illini Senior Class of 2015!

This past weekend on campus has been crazy with graduation ceremonies happening.  Before Saturday’s game, eleven Illini senior baseball players were recognized for their time with the team.  They even took some time out from their busy schedule to reflect on the past few years.  I don’t have to tell Illinois fans that the amount […]

#3 Illini come back with a vengeance vs Rutgers 28-13

Casey Fletcher welcomes Jason Goldstein at the plate after his grand slam I’ve seen a lot of college ball games but I don’t think I have seen anything like what I’ve witnessed today.  It was an amazing combination of a comeback/slugfest/blowout.  For those who left early, I am truly sorry.  In a record-setting day, #3 […]

Blackjack! Illinois at 21 straight wins after Ohio State sweep!

Remember when Illinois when lost games?  No, I can’t either.  It’s a faint memory.  Today in Columbus, #6 Illinois (40-6-1, 16-1 Big Ten) extended their winning streak to a lucky 21 by completing a sweep against the #23 Ohio State Buckeyes (31-13, 12-6 Big Ten).  Illinois came back from a 2-0 deficit to win 6-2.  […]

17 straight! Illinois finishes off Penn State for fourth straight Big Ten sweep

Starter John Kravetz is now 4-0 for the Illini The Illinois baseball team can add one one more Big Ten sweep to their 2015 accomplishments.  On Sunday, they won 6-3 against the Penn State Nittany Lions (13-25, 2-12 Big Ten) giving them their fourth conference sweep of the season.  The win today puts #8 Illinois […]

Jay, Kravetz help Illini to sweep. Ten straight wins and now, first place!

John Kravetz and Tyler Jay combine for Illini’s tenth straight On Monday evening, #11 Illinois pitchers John Kravetz and Tyler Jay combined to shut down the Purdue Boilermakers in a pitchers’ duel.  The winning run came in the seventh with the help from the Purdue defense when Jason Goldstein scored on a throwing error by […]